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Dog Control, SW forum, Millpond Report, Your Photos Please!

1. Havant Borough Council is proposing to renew an existing borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) relating to dog control, for a further three years. As well as dog fouling, the PSPO also deals with dogs off leads, keeping dogs out of children’s play areas and seasonal restrictions in the bathing area at Central Beachlands. Pet ownership survey found a jump from 23% to 34%. Your views are important - please share. Deadline Wed. Dec. 13th

2. Nov. 27th 6pm-8pm Southern Water will hold an online discussion forum across its area, with an independent Chairperson, but you must register to attend or send in your question prior to the meeting if unable to be present or prefer Consumer Council for Water (CCW) who will be present to put the question for you.

The event:

"We recently submitted our Business Plan for 2025 to 2030 to our regulator, Ofwat for approval. Our record £7.8 billion Plan aims to deliver major improvements in water resilience, wastewater treatment, and customer service, as well as protection of our environment. We want to hear our customers thoughts on our proposals and answer any questions they may have.

Your questions can cover the service we provide, our impact on the environment, what will happen to your water bill or whatever other topic is important to you." Southern Water

Register BEFORE 3pm Nov. 27th at Have Your Say Southern Water Forum

Please share!

3. Langstone Millpond to Wade Lane Report Commissioned July 2023 by Chichester Harbour Conservancy now available:

Langstone Residents' Association disagrees with the recommendation to adopt a "Managed Realignment" which they claim does not consider the 'heritage value' of the mill pond, nor its established habitat. Arguments put forward include the fact that defending this short stretch would represent only a fractional area of Chichester Harbour and could be managed by a long life sea wall permitting suitable marine habitat such as that built in neighbouring coastal areas.

For further information and updates from Coastal Partners, including Minister's response on this subject please visit their website & link to the latter:

Note the following excerpt:

The minister points out that the Environment Agency (EA) is "supportive of the roll back of the footpath as part of an appropriate adaptation plan". They consider the proposed Chichester Harbour Investment and Adaptation plan could be an appropriate way to undertake this. While the Mill Pond is not listed the plan should seek to express consideration for the historic environment. Historic England is working closely with Natural England and the EA to ensure that adaption and management of coastline considers the heritage impacts. HBC are encouraged to continue engaging with stakeholders, which is HBC's full intention. The letter can be read in full here.

Finally, a few reports back from the recent West Beach car park meeting suggest that there was no specific decision about future action on this matter. The HBC Officers who were present to take residents' questions, stated that they have 'some plans' to present to the Council but these officers could only discuss the car parking issues. HIRA must plan our speakers for 2024 February, June and Sept/October meetings in preparation for the Christmas newsletter so please send us your ideas. Please also send us suitable local photos - there must be a wealth of them on your mobile phones & camera


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